Media Statement: MHA Remains Opposed to AHCA; Bill Threatens Coverage for Millions of Americans

Posted on March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017: For Immediate Release

Attributed to MHA CEO Brian Peters

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives cancelled a scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that could have a severe and negative impact on Michigan residents, our communities and our hospitals and healthcare networks. While the Michigan Health & Hospital Association acknowledges that there are flaws in the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” the law has provided healthcare coverage for nearly 1 million Michigan residents and is not something that officials in Washington, DC, should cavalierly dismiss. Our association, comprised of hospitals and health systems throughout the state, has seen ACA-related programs like the Healthy Michigan Plan make a meaningful difference in the health of adults throughout the state – we need to protect that coverage for every Michigan resident who relies on it for their care and well-being. 

The MHA has long believed that every American deserves affordable, high-quality healthcare coverage and access to care in the right place at the right time. Based on these principles, the MHA remains opposed to the AHCA. We will continue to work diligently with our elected officials and urge them to take a thoughtful, responsible approach to fixing the Affordable Care Act, rather than one that may dismantle coverage for many of our most vulnerable neighbors.

Tags: ACA, repeal and replace, AHCA, Obamacare

Posted in: News Releases, Top Issues - Healthcare

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